Archived Homepage For October 24, 2014
Archived Homepage For October 24, 2014

Quote Of The Day

– Irishman Owen Hughes talking about his family’s goal to break the world record for having the most family members complete the same marathon. They have 31 in Sunday’s Dublin Marathon and need 17 to cross the finish line in 7.5 hours or less to break the record. 30 years ago Hughes and his 7 brothers set a WR at Dublin for “the most siblings to complete a marathon.”

The New York City Marathon Is Next Weekend

Week That Was

LRC50 Years Waiting For American Gold, The Men's Marathon World Record Progression Is Speeding Up, Proof Track Isn't Popular In Eugene, Steve Scott's Cancer Battle And Jerome Drayton's Record Lives On

We recap the week of pro track and field: "Look at Mills, Look at Mills!," the marathon world record is dropping faster than ever,the Canadian marathon record lives on, a big week for Nick Symmonds, a bad week for Jeff Demps, and what about the OSU runner who flipped off Justin Gatlin?Plus we talk about Steve Scott's manhood battle with cancer.

Doping News: Keeping Kenya In Check

 What Are You Drinking? 

More On Oscar P’s Five Year Sentence *See All Trial Coverage Here

 Updated NCAA Rankings 

NCAA XC Analysis

LRCWeekend XC Recap: How Low Can CU Go, Michigan State Makes A Statement, Syracuse's Podium Chances And A Wild Women's Individual Race

The two biggest races of NCAA cross-country's regular season - the adidas Wisconsin Invitational and the Pre-National Invitational - are in the books and they produced a ton of data for us to analyze. We make sense of it all and give you eight takeaways from the weekend's action.

 More Distance News 

Doping News From Kenya

 NXN Moving To New Course 

On The Roads This Weekend

Random But Interesting

 More Distance Stuff 

Marathon News: Frankfurt Is Sunday

 OP Updates 


Nick Symmonds’ Book Is Out

LRCBook Review: Life Outside The Oval Office, By Nick Symmonds

The book by the 2013 World Championships silver medallist and third-fastest American of all-time at 800 (1:42:95) is out today. It's a good read. Symmonds is forthcoming and doesn't pull many punches, explaining what goes on at the Olympic Trials once the racing is over, why he pulled stunts such as asking Paris Hilton on a date or selling ad space on his left shoulder, and why he signed with Brooks in January. He even goes into (too much) detail about his love life.

 Track Stuff 

 This Weekend’s Road Action

International Stuff

NCAA XC Action *Pre-Nats Results *Wisconsin Results *All NCAA Results

LRC #1 Colorado Men Crush #2 Oregon, #4 Georgetown Upsets #1 Michigan Women (Results)Edward Cheserek and Rachel Johnson were your individual winners. Colorado had 6 in the top 14.
*Official Pre-Nats Discussion Thread

LRCInstant Analysis Of Men’s Race At 2014 adidas Wisconsin: Syracuse Puts On A Clinic And Arrives On The National StageChris Fox‘s harriers showed the nation how pack running is done as they had five finishers within 14 seconds, all in the top 24, as they dominated the 18 other ranked teams and got the win. *Official 2014 adidas Wisconsin Discussion Thread

LRC Instant Analysis Of Women’s Race At 2014 adidas Wisconsin: Michigan State Dominates As Crystal Nelson Stuns The Field Which of the 22 ranked teams bombed? Which teams overachieved? We break it down for you.

Journalism At Its Finest – A Highly Recommended Read: 

If You Read One Thing Today, Let It Be This: For Former AR Holder And World #1, Tyke Peacock, It’s Been A Long Road Back From Drug Addiction And Prison Peacock was the AR holder in 1983 in the HJ and on top of the world. A year later, he reveals that he purposely bombed out of the OTrials as he knew he wouldn’t pass the drug test. Prison soon was on the horizon but a judge gave him lenience 4 years ago and he’s been sober ever since.

Week That Was

LRCAll Hail Emily Sisson, Quenton Cassidy, Kenenisa Bekele, Eliud Kipchoge And Rita Jeptoo, Find Us Some Steroids, Bad Marathon Coverage, And Proof That Road Races Are Too Expensive We break down Chicago 2014 for you some more and refuse to go negative about Kenenisa Bekele. We also try to highlight some action that was overshadowed by Chicago last week – including a great run by Emily Sisson and wins by Quenton Cassidy and Josh McDougal. Then we wonder if we should get on steroids, complain about the price of road races (in Kenya) and tell you how Japanese running is being overrun by Kenyans and Ethiopians.


 US Sprinting News 

 Sprint Stuff 

 Half Marathon News 

 Other International Pro News 

 Road News 

Unreal: Oscar Gets 5 Years Just 10 Months

Domestic Pro News

The Scientific Experts Agree With

Recommended Read: Science Of Sport’s Ross Tucker Agrees With “Two hours will not be broken in the next 30 years.” We don’t even have any scientific training – we just know distance running, but it’s nice to have the support of a scientific genius.

Good Read:Review Of Book On Former Aussie Jav Thrower Who Packed Himself In A Crate To Fly From UK To Australia For Free, Later Became A Drug Dealer

Good And Bad Administrative News